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Editor Atilla YaylaFirst Published by Liberté Books, Maltepe (Turkey), in 1999.
Liberté Books 2002 (Second Print), ISBN: 975-6877-15-4 The Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit thanks editor and publishing house for their accord for the special publication in Pakistan.
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The artist, designer, calligraphist, and poet RiffatKhattak (Muhammad Riffatullah Khan) belongs to Shaidu (AkoraKhattak, Province Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa) the native town of thegreat Pakhtoon poet Khushal Khan Khattak. His aspiration is peaceand harmony and he feels hurt about the current turmoil prevailing in the world in general and in Pakistan in particular. He conveys hismessage of peace in the language of brush. He has arranged many solo and group exhibitions throughout Pakistan, also on PTV and AVT Khyber morethan one times, and his work was selected for SAARC Artist Camp exhibition in Sri Lanka. The Pakistani Art Authorities have graced him with National Awards and SS Hyder Awards three times. Additionally, Khattak is in an active member of SHANKHT ArtForum for Peace and Nomad in Islamabad.